The Old Bailiffe’s House,Beachborough, Newington, Folkestone, Kent, CT18
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms,
The Old Bailiffe's House,Beachborough, Newington, Folkestone, Kent, CT18
Grade II* Listed
An exquisite and historic house with separate cottage set in delightful gardens with far reaching rural views
The Old Bailiffs House: Entrance hall | Dining room | Drawing room | Kitchen/breakfast room | Utility room | Ground floor shower room | Sitting room | Master bedroom with en-suite cloakroom | 2 Further bedrooms | Study/Bedroom 4 | Bathroom | Garden | Garage with room above |
The Cottage: Reception room | Kitchen | Bedroom | Bathroom
Set in about ½ an acre
The Old Bailiffe’s House is Grade II* Listed and was built in 1768. It is an unusual property of stone and brick elevations and has fenestration typical of the Strawberry Hill gothic revival with an interesting decorative lantern tower.
An arched door opens to the staircase hall which, in common with all the ground floor rooms, has a high, beamed ceiling and gothic leaded light windows. It opens onto the dining hall, which has a triple aspect and a pair of French doors leading to the “secret” garden and enjoying southerly views. The drawing room has a double aspect with window seats and an inglenook fireplace. To the rear of the ground floor is the kitchen/ breakfast room, which includes a range of hand-crafted units with ceramic tile work surfaces; the range cooker and American style fridge freezer, and the backdoor which leads out to a large south facing terrace. The bread oven forms a centrepiece to the room, and what was originally a large fireplace now leads through to a laundry room and shower room, where there is further storage and the boiler housing. From the reception hall, stairs lead down to the sitting room, which has a window to the front of the house and a beamed ceiling.
Stairs rise to the first floor landing, which can be open to the full height of the tower above the staircase if desired. There are three large bedrooms, all with a double aspect and gothic windows. There is a smaller bedroom or study overlooking the front of the property. The master bedroom has an en-suite cloakroom, which, like the bathroom, is fitted to a high standard. The bathroom is particularly spacious with separate bath and shower cubicle. There is extensive storage in the attic.
The Cottage is of stone and brick elevations under a tiled roof. There is a large reception room with double aspect windows. Adjacent is a kitchen/diner with a range of painted wall and base units with beech work surfaces and ample space for a dining table; the room has a triple aspect with doors to it’s own discreetly situated south facing terrace.
On the first floor there is a spacious landing, suitable for use as a study, a bedroom and a bathroom.
Outside the cottage there is a private area of garden enclosed by hedging enjoying views across open countryside.
The Old Bailiffe’s House is set in the hamlet of Beachborough to the north of The Cinq Port of Hythe. Hythe offers comprehensive facilities including a Waitrose and a range of independent shops. Folkestone and Ashford provide further facilities and a wide range of schools in both private and state sectors. Further afield, Canterbury has excellent shopping and cultural facilities together with a selection of well-regarded schools.
The property is well placed for access to the M20 junction 11 (3 miles). Sandling station provides services to Ashford and London Charing Cross, whilst Folkestone Central or West (3 miles) and Ashford International (13 miles) offers commuter services via the High Speed link to St Pancras in 56 or 37 minutes repectively. It also has the benefit of a country bus service running directly between Canterbury and Folkestone,
For information on schools in the area please visit http://www.kent.gov.uk/education_and_learning.aspx
The garden is divided into distinct areas with two separate large gravel parking areas to the front and rear of the house, areas of lawn and an enclosed “secret” garden with yew hedging and a terrace adjacent to the kitchen. Much of the gardens and grounds are enclosed by a low stone and brick wall; enabling long distant views over open countryside.
The garage is arranged as a large garage and workshop on the ground floor and the first floor is an open-plan space with a double aspect enjoying long distant views